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3 Denim-On-Denim Outfit Ideas Courtesy Of Yara Shahidi

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At only 19 years old, Yara Shahidi has quickly become an authority on fashion, constantly pushing boundaries and setting tomorrow's trends. While her recent red-carpet looks have been so whimsical and fairytale-like, her off-duty style is defined by bold, edgy pieces on the contrary. One way to adopt the actor's one-of-a-kind look is to copy Yara Shahidi's denim-on-denim formula.

When the teen activist arrives at an event, you can expect her to be wearing fierce, sometimes clashing prints — take a look at the snakeskin separates she sported at the Toronto Film Festival or the plaid-and-floral ensemble she wore to the #girlhero Award Luncheon in Oct. — but her off-duty looks are a bit more predictable.

The Black-ish actor sticks with what she knows, which is denim (and a lot of it). Somehow she always seems to find new ways to spin all-denim outfits. Three examples you'll want to work into your own look, ahead.

Oversized Jeans & Jacket

In Jan., Shahidi modeled the most trend-forward Missoni ensemble in New York City. The crisp collar of her white button-up peeked out from the neck of an oversized denim jacket that hit below the hip. The matching jeans were loose-fitting as well, and rolled at the cuff to reveal white t-strap heels.

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Dame Denim Oversized Trucker Jacket

$400

Ksubi

This sherpa-lined wardrobe essential is the denim jacket your winter wardrobe needs.

Arrow High-Rise Skinny Jeans

$215

Ksubi

Pair your buttoned-up denim jacket with these corresponding skinnies in true Shahidi style.

Perfect Vintage Distressed Boyfriend Jacket

$99

MaxStudio Indigo

This slightly distressed, oversized layer has that lived-in feel you look for in a denim jacket.

Perfect Vintage Core Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans

$79

MaxStudio Indigo

Complete your denim-on-denim look with these ripped and frayed skinny jeans.

Layered With A Floral Dress

Shahidi got creative with the outfit she sported to an event for Aldo and Refinery29 in Sept. The actor played video games in an "Artcade" wearing a floral button-up dress over skinny jeans and a classic denim jacket. She left the bottom half of the dress unbuttoned to highlight the pants and tucked the ankles into her sleek white booties.

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Denim Trucker Jacket

$50

Melrose and Market

Give that classic denim jacket that's been hanging in your closet for ages a much-need upgrade with this distressed number.

Dare Maxi Shirtdress

$685

MARINA RINALDI

Leave the bottom part of this geometric-print maxi unbuttoned to showcase your jeans underneath.

Destructed Hem Skinny Jean

$90

$45

Eloquii

With a trend-forward destructed hem, these ripped jeans will go with just about anything.

Charli Oversized Denim Jacket

$198

Agolde

Channel the styles of the '80s in this boxy, light-wash jacket made of extra-cozy recycled cotton.

Tough Love Floral-Pattern Crepe Shirt Dress

$141

Free People

This floral midi shirtdress was made for layering between your denim pants and jacket.

Z1975 Basic Skinny Jeans

$40

Zara

There's no doubt that Shahidi would approve of these high-waisted, light-blue skinnies.

Easy Button-Up & Destroyed Denim

Shahidi's off-duty outfit from Sept. is the easiest to create. She paired denim in the same wash, dressed it up with black leather slip-ons, pulled her hair into a convenient topknot, and hit the streets of SoHo. The actor wore her chambray top all the way buttoned and her skinny jeans were distressed on the knees.

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Cotton Chambray Shirt

$295

BARNEYS NEW YORK

Every girl needs a basic chambray shirt in her arsenal and this one is so versatile.

Le Original Skinny distressed jeans

$408

$204

FRAME

To avoid looking too coordinated, pair your light-colored denim with darker shades.

Button Front Chambray Shirt

$59

Caslon

This button-up features a relaxed fit perfect for off-duty days.

W4 Colette Cropped Distressed High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans

$265

3X1

Similar to Shahidi's, these simple jeans feature subtle distressed patches on the knees.